Very sad news from San Fernando, Bukidnon. A pregnant woman has been killed when a group of armed men fired at a crowd attending a tribal wedding just this weekend. Five-month pregnant Makinit Gayoran died while 7 other community members, including 5 minors, sustained injuries.
News reports indicate that the incident took place in Sitio Tibugawan, Barangay Kawayan in San Fernando, Bukidnon.
Those who got injured were 3 teens and 2 boys aged 7 and 8.
Authorities say that the shooting could have been part of a tribal war, locally known as “manggahat” or “pangayaw,” between the group of Aldie Salusad, alias “Butsoy,” and other lumad folk known to be sympathetic or even members of the New People’s Army (NPA).
Read the full article by Manila Bulletin here